The goal of this study is to assess the preparedness of audiologists to work with people with disabilities from the view of persons served, audiologists, and audiology education programs. An audiologist is a professional involved in the diagnosing and treating of hearing loss, balance disorders, and disorders of the auditory pathway. The project is being conducted by Jessica Krause under the supervision of Dr. Evelyn Davies-Venn at the University of Minnesota Twin Cities. This survey is intended to be taken by disabled individuals or their caregivers.
The survey will take about 10 minutes to complete. There will be mostly multiple choice questions. Some questions will ask you to rank how much you agree/disagree with a statement. There are a few open answer questions. We will ask a mix of basic demographic information, and your views of the field of audiology as a whole as it relates to serving people with disabilities. You will be allowed to skip any questions aside from the screening and demographic questions. At the end of the survey, you will have the option to enter your email address to be entered in a drawing for a $50 Amazon e-gift card. Your email will not be linked to your responses. Your responses will be entirely anonymous.
All of your information will be kept confidential. All of the data is stored in a password protected electronic format. To help protect your confidentiality, the surveys will not contain any information that could personally identify you. The results of this study will be used for scholarly purposes only, data will not be shared or sold. Your participation in this study is entirely voluntary. You may choose not to participate and you will not be penalized. If you decide to participate, you may choose to withdraw at any time. Please know that only those who complete the survey will be entered in the drawing for the $50 Amazon e-gift card.